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Russian military in Syria says it downed dozens of drones

 

September 27, 2019



HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — The Russian military said Friday it has downed dozens of drones and rockets launched by militants this year targeting Russia's air base in Syria.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that so far in 2019 the military has shot down 58 drones and 27 rockets that targeted the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's Mediterranean province of Latakia.

Russia has waged a military campaign in Syria since September 2015, allowing Bashar Assad's government to reclaim control over most of the country amid a devastating civil war.

Konashenkov, spea...



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